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Diocese of Lae

Dioecesis LaŽnsis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 15 November 1966
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Madang
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Papua New Guinea
  • Square Kilometers: 35,968 (13,892 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
  • Telephone: 472.14.38
  • Fax: 472.05.94

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Lae
18 June 1959ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Alexishafen Vicariate Apostolic of Lae (erected)
Diocese of Lae
15 November 1966ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Lae Diocese of Lae

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Lae
19707,301214,3033.4%88912165ap1971
198016,000275,0005.8%772,2851010ap1981
199020,000360,0005.6%113141,4282269ap1991
199932,000422,0007.6%410142,28526713ap2000
200032,500440,0007.4%38112,95416613ap2001
200135,000450,0007.8%310132,69218612ap2002
200235,000536,9176.5%39122,91619713ap2003
200330,000540,0005.6%39122,50019813ap2004
200430,000430,0007.0%412161,875258ap2005

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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